Shortbread Buttons

Christmas cookies are not really a tradition in Australia (nor is use of the term “cookie”), but they do make shortbread here, so why not combine 2 traditions? With only 6 ingredients and one bowl, these are so remarkably simple to make and there’s barely any washing up to do! The whole recipe, from start to finish, will take you all of 20 minutes. I halved the recipe for our small household, but have posted the version that makes 2 batches. Enjoy!

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Orange Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These twice-baked cookies are a staple at many cafes and are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. I made these using orange and vanilla extracts, but naturally other extracts will yield a great result. If I had chocolate chips on hand I would have added them, but they’re fine without. They’re light and crispy and are always a hit at brunches or dinner parties. They are even better the next day after they’re baked, and they also freeze quite well.

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Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is a lot going on with these cookies, and all of it is good. I have to toot my own horn here and say this is the best cookie recipe I’ve concocted thus far. They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are wholesome yet decadent. I used less butter than some other chocolate chip cookie recipes, and therefore the cookies don’t spread out much and aren’t as dense.

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Quick and Easy Fudgy Brownies

When it comes to brownies, are you on Team Fudgy or Team Cakey? I personally prefer fudgy brownies, and this recipe certainly delivers. The greatest thing about this recipe is that it is nearly as simple as using boxed mix, but the results are far superior. Preparation is a breeze, and the result is a decadent, fudgy brownie with a gorgeous crisp top. This recipe is based on the King Arthur Flour brownie recipe that’s been floating around the internet for ages now. I made a few changes and simplified the process a bit, and the result is a fail safe recipe for a brownie anyone on Team Fudgy would enjoy.

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The Wonder Muffin

This is the most versatile muffin recipe ever. You can basically make these muffins any flavour you want, just by swapping out the vanilla for other extracts or essences. It could be for breakfast, it could be for dessert, you can seriously get creative. It’s moist on the inside, has a bit of crunch on the outside, and it’s hard to screw this one up. I’ll post the original recipe here, and list the successful variations I’ve tried so far.

Wonder Muffin

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